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SBD Global/July 25, 2012/Olympics

Spanish Olympic Committee President Fires Back At Criticism Of Team's Uniform

Following continued criticism over Spain's Olympic uniforms, Spanish Olympic Committee (COE) President Alejandro Blanco said, "If someone doesn't like it then they don't have to wear it," according to the EFE. The comments came after Spanish Basketball Federation (FEB) President Jose Luis Saez called the design of the uniform "disastrous." Saez also called the attire an "abberation" and a "disaster." He wrote on Twitter: "The clothes does not even look good on Antonio Banderas ... and everything looks good on him." (EFE, 7/24).

MEDALISTS: ECODIARIO.es reported the COE revealed their prize money structure for the athletes who medal in the London Games. Gold medalists will be rewarded with €94,000 ($113,600), Silver will get €48,000 ($58,000) and Bronze €30,000 ($36,255). For the sports that are in pairs or groups "the quantity diminishes." Gold will be €75,000 ($90,638), Silver €37,000 ($44,715) and Bronze €25,000 ($30,213). For team sports such as football, basketball and handball, each player will get €50,000 ($60,425) for Gold, €29,000 ($35,047) for Silver and €18,000 ($21,753) for Bronze (ECODIARIO.es, 7/23).
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